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1.
Helen of Troy (1956)
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The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
2.
Helen of Troy (2003 Mini-Series)
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The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war. (175 mins.)
 
3.
Helen of Troy (2005 Documentary)
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British historian Bettany Hughes tours the eastern Mediterranean in search of facts behind the legends of "the face that launched a thousand ships," exploring the ways Greeks made love and war circa 1300 B.C. (120 mins.)
Director: Bill Locke
 
4.
Troy (2004)
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An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. (163 mins.)
 
5.
Ashoka the Great (2001)
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The Epic tale of King Asoka's life. (176 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
6.
Chanakya (1990 TV Series)
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This is a historical saga of establishing the Mauryan Empire in India
 
7.
Samrat Chandragupt (1958)
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This movie depicts the personal life of Samrat Chandragupt, his trials, tribulations, and frustrations...
Director: Babubhai Mistry
 
9.
Sikandar E Azam (1965)
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Director: Kedar Kapoor
 
10.
Alexander the Great (1956)
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great. (141 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
11.
Alexander (2004)
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Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. (175 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
12.
The 300 Spartans (1962)
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A small army of Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian army. (114 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
13.
300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
14.
Meet the Spartans (2008)
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The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag... (86 mins.)
“ Comedy made on the serious one above... ” - samratnigam
 
15.
Duel of the Titans (1961)
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Twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city. (108 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
16.
Hero of Rome (1964)
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A story of justice and tyranny with the fate of Rome in the balance. (90 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
 
17.
Coriolano eroe senza patria (1964)
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Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression. (96 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
 
18.
The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984 TV Movie)
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(145 mins.)
 
19.
Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963)
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This film features a colossal clash between a mass of invaders and the faithful Roman soldiers who must fight to defend the Roman Empire. (95 mins.)
 
20.
Hannibal (1959)
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During the Second Punic War in 218 BC, Carthaginian general Hannibal attacks the Roman Republic by crossing the Pyrenees and the Alps with his vast army. (100 mins.)
 
21.
Scipione l'africano (1937)
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Mussolini's government, in addition to making the railroads run on time (and other items not so good)... (117 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
22.
Jupiter's Darling (1955)
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Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée... (95 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
23.
Carthage in Flames (1960)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
24.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus. (55 mins.)
 
25.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011 Mini-Series)
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed... (55 mins.)
 
26.
Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)
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After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as an gladiator A slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Dornhelm
 
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28.
Spartacus (1960)
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
29.
Great Generals of the Ancient World: Julius Caesar (2000 Documentary)
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Julius Caesar has to be considered one of the most central figures in Roman history. Rapid promotions... (50 mins.)
 
30.
The Gaul (2001)
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An entire nation's destiny lies in the hands of one man. (120 mins.)
 
31.
Empire (2005 Mini-Series)
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Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus. (360 mins.)
 
32.
Caligula (1979)
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. (156 mins.)
Director: Tinto Brass
 
33.
The Robe (1953)
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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
34.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
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In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers. (101 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
35.
Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
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The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They... (88 mins.)
Director: Nick Nostro
 
36.
Triumph of the Ten Gladiators (1964)
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The ten gladiators are hired to travel to Arbela, a small country on the outskirts of the Roman Empire... (106 mins.)
Director: Nick Nostro
 
38.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
39.
The Life of Brian (2002)
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(52 mins.)
 
40.
Quo Vadis (1951)
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Portrayal of the anti-christian barbaric maniacal king of Rome emperor Nero (the main reason behind the downfall of the Roman empire) and his wickedness. ” - samratnigam
 
41.
Quo Vadis (2001)
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Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia in Rome and falls in love. But she is Christian and doesn't want anything to do with him... (165 mins.)
 
42.
Quo Vadis? (1985 Mini-Series)
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Drama about love and intrigues in ancient Rome during the times of Nero. (360 mins.)
“ same as the 1951 movie i guess? ” - samratnigam
 
43.
Barabbas (1961)
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Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life. (137 mins.)
 
44.
Satyricon (1969)
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(120 mins.)
 
45.
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero. (108 mins.)
 
46.
Warrior Queen (1978 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
47.
Julius Caesar (1950)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (106 mins.)
Director: David Bradley
 
48.
Julius Caesar (1953)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (120 mins.)
 
49.
Julius Caesar (1970)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius... (117 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
50.
Caesar (2002 TV Movie)
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Twenty year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator. (240 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
51.
Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic. (161 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
 
52.
Julius Caesar (1984 TV Movie)
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(181 mins.)
 
53.
Festival (1960 TV Series)
Episode: Julius Caesar (1960)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (60 mins.)
 
54.
Julius Caesar (2005 TV Movie)
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(186 mins.)
Director: Thomas Grimm
 
55.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
 
56.
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
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At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt. (138 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Pascal
 
57.
Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)
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Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar... (130 mins.)
Director: Des McAnuff
 
58.
Cleopatra (1999 Mini-Series)
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Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18... (177 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
59.
Cleopatra (1970)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Michel Auder
 
60.
Up Pompeii (1971)
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Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero... (90 mins.)
Director: Bob Kellett
 
62.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)
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Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption... (100 mins.)
Director: Mario Bonnard
 
63.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984 Mini-Series)
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This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome... (310 mins.)
 
64.
Titus Andronicus (1985 TV Movie)
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Roman warrior Titus Andronicus finds himself trapped in a nightmarish cycle of vengeance, misery, and bloodshed. (168 mins.)
Director: Jane Howell
 
65.
Titus Andronicus (1999)
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A classic and intense horror/drama about the all consuming nature of revenge. (147 mins.)
 
66.
Titus Andronicus (2000)
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A modern telling of William Shakespeare's darkest drama set against the backdrop of a corporate Rome. (167 mins.)
Director: Richard Griffin
 
67.
Titus Andronicus (1970 TV Movie)
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Director: Jukka Sipilä
 
68.
Titus Andronicus: The Movie (1997 Video)
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Director: Lorn Richey
 
69.
Titus (1999)
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Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. (162 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
70.
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Dacian Wars (2008)
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A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with... (60 mins.)
 
71.
The Dacians (1966)
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The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia. (110 mins.)
 
72.
Columna (1968)
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(133 mins.)
Director: Mircea Dragan
 
73.
The Centurion (1961)
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Protests break out in Corinth against Roman domination, injuring Caius Vinicius, a Roman centurion. He's rescued by Hebe... (77 mins.)
Director: Mario Costa
 
74.
Centurion (2010)
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A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
75.
The Eagle (2011)
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In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem. (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
76.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire. (188 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
77.
Gladiator (2000)
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When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
78.
Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)
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Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio. (98 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
 
79.
Sebastiane (1976)
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Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable. (86 mins.)
 
80.
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
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Biopic of Constantine the Great, set between 293-312 AD, from his days as Tribune to his accession as Roman Emperor of Gaul under the tetrarchy system and ending with his battle against the usurper Roman Emperor Maxentius in Rome. (120 mins.)
 
81.
Fabiola (1949)
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In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator... (164 mins.)
 
82.
Fabiola (1989 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Édgar Liendo
 
83.
Agora (2009)
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A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria. (127 mins.)
 
84.
Attila (1954)
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Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself. (80 mins.)
 
85.
Attila (2001 Mini-Series)
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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader... (177 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
86.
Attila (1991 TV Movie)
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(117 mins.)
 
87.
Heroes and Villains (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Attila the Hun (2008)
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88.
Sign of the Pagan (1954)
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With the Roman Empire divided, Attila the Hun hopes to conquer. In his way are a brave centurion, a beautiful princess...and Christianity. (92 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
89.
The Last Legion (2007)
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As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters. (102 mins.)
Director: Doug Lefler
 
90.
The Last Roman (1968)
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Cethegus, capo della nobiltà romana, viaggia verso Bisanzio per raggiungere Giustiniano, in attesa di marciare contro i Goti... (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
91.
King Arthur (2004)
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A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
92.
The Tales of the Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (1979 TV Series)
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Saved by Merlin, a wise magician, and brought up by a retired knight. When he was 1 5 years old, he... (20 mins.)
 
93.
History vs. Hollywood (2001 TV Series)
Episode: King Arthur (2004)
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(22 mins.)
 
94.
Arthur the King (1985 TV Movie)
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Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to... (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
95.
Is It Real? (2005 TV Series)
Episode: King Arthur (2007)
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Is it Real examines the historical basis of the King Arthur legend. It considers theories identifying King Arthur as either Owain Ddantgwyn, Lucius Artorius Castus, or Ambrosius Aurelianus.
 
96.
Gniazdo (1974)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Jan Rybkowski
 
97.
The Long Ships (1964)
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A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules. (126 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
98.
The Vikings (1958)
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A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess. (116 mins.)
 
99.
Outlander (2008)
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During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry. (115 mins.)
Director: Howard McCain
“ A story about Ancient Alien Astronaut Human who crash lands on our planet with his space ship. He brings with him a terrible creature of some unkwon captured planet in the far reaches of Cosmos. Kainan alongwith the vikings must destroy the creature before it's too late...

(This is a fictional tale but if u read the book 'Chariots of gods' an Ancient Astronaut theory bestseller by Eric Von Danikan, it seems quite real and a mystery of the past.) ” - samratnigam
 
100.
The White Viking (1991)
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Norway in the 10th century. Askur, son of the powerful Thorgeir marries Embla, daughter of one of the few remaining landowners in Norway... (131 mins.)